Uga doesn’t have a good recent track record with meeting fellow live mascots from the state of Texas. In January at the Sugar Bowl, the Texas live mascot, Bevo, a longhorn steer, suddenly charged forward during his introduction to Uga.
That was definitely a scary moment; so scary, in fact, that PETA asked the University of Georgia to discontinue use of a live mascot. Fortunately, the introduction to the live mascot from Texas’ old rival, Texas A&M, went much better.
Although the conditions were soggy, Reveille, or Miss Rev, which are the two names the live Texas A&M mascot goes by, seemed very cordial during her introduction to Uga. The collie and bulldog met on the field prior about an hour prior to kickoff.
Uga was wearing his typical jersey while Reveille donned a rain jacket.
Met my friend Uga X today before kickoff! He showed me around his stadium and even let me see his doghouse!
Thank you for being such a good host, friend!!! 😊🐾👍 pic.twitter.com/YYG0TCN0P8
— Reveille IX (@reveille) November 23, 2019
Despite this being Texas A&M’s eighth season in the SEC, this was Uga and Reveille’s first meeting. Because they are in opposite divisions, Georgia and Texas A&M play in football just once or twice per decade.
After Saturday, unless the SEC decides to change its schedule to nine conference games, Reveille and the Aggies won’t visit Uga between the hedges again until 2031.
Texas A&M holds a 3-2 edge in the all-time series against Georgia, but the Bulldogs have won the last two matchups. Georgia defeated Texas A&M, 42-0, in the last regular-season meeting between the programs in 1980.